Skinny Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Skinny Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and great to make ahead-of-time, chill and add avocado when ready to serve! One dish simple healthy recipe in as little as 30 minutes! 

Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s quinoa was a foreign term that was never even heard of in our home. So it definitely was not a part of our daily diet. Especially with an Italian heritage it was all pasta for carbohydrates in our meals!

Dear Pasta, you are delicious, but I have a new relationship with my new love, vegetable quinoa salad. Did you know Quinoa is the super grain of the future?! It is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat containing all nine essential amino acids. It has twice as much fiber as most other grains and is packed with minerals including iron, lysine, magnesium, Riboflavin (B2) and manganese. Consuming foods with B2 improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to aid to create proper energy production in cells, therefore fulling our bodies for longer periods of time. Are you sold on this amazing powerhouse food?

Vegetable Quinoa Salad

One of the most delicious ways to eat quinoa is in a roasted vegetable quinoa salad. It’s a combination of slow roasted sweet and green bell peppers, onion and garlic caramelized to perfection and fresh leaves of spinach for healthy vegetarian dish. When vegetables are roasted it brings out their natural sweetness, leaving less need for salt. This Skinny Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad is then topped with a light olive oil dressing. Feel free to add goat cheese for added flavor flare!

More quinoa recipes

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  • Stuffed Squash With Cranberries, Goat Cheese, and Quinoa
  • Stuffed Acorn Squash With Quinoa, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts
  • Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Quinoa

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